BP221 - Bachelor of Communication (Media)

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RMIT program code: BP221
Plan name: Bachelor of Communication (Media)
Plan code: BP221
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 048667E

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2016 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following courses:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  (Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Literary Studies
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication
 )
AND  School Electives: Media and Communication
 

You must complete a total of 288 credit points in order to complete the program according to the outline below including:

  • All core courses
  • Contextual Studies courses (courses need to be completed from the same Contextual Studies area throughout the program)
  • School Electives as listed
  • University Student Electives as listed

 

If you have any queries about what you are supposed to enrol into contact your Academic Advisor (see previous page for contact information) or the Program Administration team via email to: media@rmit.edu.au

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Year One of Program

Class restrictions:

Only enrol in classes with 'B221' code from the table below. 

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice will result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators. 

Complete the following Two (2) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 124COMM2624City Campus3004 (B221)
4068 (I221)
Media 224YesCOMM2625City Campus2951 (B221)
3166 (T188)
3966 (I221)
AND

Complete two (2) courses in the first block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete two (2) courses in the School Electives list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Elective courses at the end of this program structure document.

School Electives courses
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Class restrictions:

Only enrol in classes with 'B221' code from the table below. 

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice will result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators. 

 

University Student Elective Information:

For more information about University Student Electives, please go to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/ studentelectives

Elective courses have numerous classes/tutorials to choose from: you must ensure you choose elective courses with class times that do not create timetable clashes with core Media studio or Contextual Studies course times. 

 

Complete the following Two (2) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 324YesCOMM2626City Campus3005 (B221)
4071 (I221)
Media 424YesCOMM2627City Campus3080 (B221)
3081 (T188)
3968 (I221)
AND

Complete two (2) courses in the second block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Student Elective
AND

Complete one (1) course in the School Electives list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Elective courses at the end of this program structure document.

School Electives courses
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Class restrictions:

Only enrol in classes with 'B221' code from the table below. 

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice will result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators. 

 

University Student Elective Information:

For more information about University Student Electives, please go to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/ studentelectives

Elective courses have numerous classes/tutorials to choose from: you must ensure you choose elective courses with class times that do not create timetable clashes with core Media studio or Contextual Studies course times. 

Complete the following Two (2) Core Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 524YesCOMM2628City Campus3008 (B221)
4072 (I221)
Media 624YesCOMM2629City Campus2952 (B221)
3970 (I221)
AND

Complete one (1) course in the last block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list.

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Student Elective
AND

Complete two (2) courses in the School Electives list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Elective courses at the end of this program structure document.

School Electives courses
 
AND
(

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Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture

Class restrictions:

Important enrolment information is denoted by the bracketed 'section code' listed after four digit class code in the following tables. 

Where possible, enrol in classes with 'C' code. If this option is not available choose the 'E' class option. 

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice may result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators.

{

Year One: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus3149 (C047)
3150 (E047)
4061 (I047)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus3101 (E047)
3188 (C047)
3961 (I047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3057 (E221)
3959 (I221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus3020 (B047)
3145 (E047)
3146 (I047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus3117 (C222)
3118 (E222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3065 (E220)
3957 (I220)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

There are currently no classes scheduled to satisfy this requirement.
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture

 

Class restrictions:

Important enrolment information is denoted by the bracketed 'section code' listed after four digit class code in the following tables. 

Where possible, enrol in classes with 'C' code. If this option is not available choose the 'E' class option. 

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice may result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators.

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus2977 (C222)
2978 (E222)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2931 (C222)
2932 (E222)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2980 (C222)
2981 (E222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2922 (E221)
3963 (I221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus3117 (C222)
3118 (E222)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Sex, Politics & Social Change in Asia12YesCOMM2253City Campus2993 (C222)
}
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies

Class restrictions:

Important enrolment information is denoted by the bracketed 'section code' listed after four digit class code in the following tables. 

Where possible, enrol in classes with 'C' code. If this option is not available choose the 'E' class option

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice may result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators.

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus3139 (C221)
3140 (E221)
4075 (I221)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3057 (E221)
3959 (I221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus3134 (E221)
4067 (I221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2955 (C257)
2956 (E257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2922 (E221)
3963 (I221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2924 (E221)
3964 (I221)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Histories of Film Theory12YesCOMM1036City Campus2995 (C221)
4074 (I221)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Literary Studies

Class restrictions:

Important enrolment information is denoted by the bracketed 'section code' listed after four digit class code in the following tables. 

Where possible, enrol in classes with 'C' code. If this option is not available choose the 'E' class option. 

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice may result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators.

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2955 (C257)
2956 (E257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2899 (E257)
2900 (C257)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2780 (E257)
2798 (C257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2951 (C257)
2953 (E257)
2901 (E257)
2902 (C257)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literature's Ethics12YesCOMM2630City Campus2868 (E257)
2869 (C257)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication

Class restrictions:

Important enrolment information is denoted by the bracketed 'section code' listed after four digit class code in the following tables. 

Where possible, enrol in classes with 'C' code. If this option is not available choose the 'E' class option. 

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice may result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators.

{

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus3126 (E220)
4062 (I220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus3056 (C220)
3956 (I220)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2988 (E220)
4065 (I220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3065 (E220)
3957 (I220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus3379 (FF)3304 (FF)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Applications of Communication: A Political Economy of the Workplace12YesCOMM2407City Campus3128 (C220)
)
AND

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School Electives: Media and Communication

Timetabling Notes:

Elective courses have numerous classes/tutorials to choose from: you must ensure that you choose elective courses with class times which do not create timetable clashes with Media Studios or Contextual Studies area course times.

If this happens, you will need to select a different elective course to avoid the clash.

 

Class restrictions:

Only enrol in courses with an 'E' (elective) or 'W' (online elective) class section code. Do not enrol in any class using a 'B' (core) code.

Please check this information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. Failure to follow this advice may result in your course enrolment being cancelled by School administrators.

 

School Electives: Media and Communication

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Alternative Animation12COMM2213City Campus2605 (E203)
4094 (I203)
2563 (E203)
3987 (I203)
Engaging the Mobile Environment12COMM2416City Campus2610 (E203)
4096 (I203)
2565 (E203)
3989 (I203)
Introduction to Graphic Design12GRAP2175City Campus3168 (E115)
4097 (I115)
3119 (E115)
3990 (I115)
Typography in Design12GRAP2277City Campus3095 (B115)
3099 (E115)
3996 (I115)
Contemporary Australian Writing12COMM2392City Campus2898 (E257)
Short Story Writing12GRAP2317City Campus2844 (E257)
Media and Communication Internship12YesCOMM2639City Campus3075 (B222)3116 (E222)
Writing Angles: Popular and Professional12COMM2098City Campus2841 (W257)
4046 (I257)
2777 (W257)
3945 (I257)
Advertising Media12GRAP2369City Campus2710 (B219)
Creative Advertising12GRAP2311City Campus2756 (B219)2705 (E219)
3939 (I219)
Sound Design12COMM2305City Campus3130 (E047)3066 (E047)
3960 (I047)
DJs, Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures12PERF2061City Campus2985 (E047)
4064 (I047)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube12PERF2062City Campus3102 (E047)
3962 (I047)
Broadcast Media12COMM2220City Campus2934 (E221)
3958 (I221)
Networked Media12COMM2219City Campus3024 (E221)
4066 (I221)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project12COMM2324City Campus2928 (B222)
2929 (E222)
2930 (T222)
Photojournalism12COMM2640City Campus3147 (B220)
3148 (E220)
4060 (I220)
3094 (E220)
3955 (I220)
Features and Storytelling12COMM2641City Campus3969 (E220)3078 (B220)
3079 (I220)
3948 (E220)
Photography 10112VART3590City Campus3093 (E117)
4050 (I117)
3010 (E117)
3946 (I117)
Alternative Photographic Processes12VART1704City Campus2961 (E117)
4051 (I117)
2910 (E117)
3947 (I117)
Foundations of Public Relations12COMM1161City Campus2806 (B223)
4048 (I223)
2753 (E223)
3944 (I223)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication12COMM2688City Campus2718 (E223)
Communicating Brand Narrative12COMM2684City Campus2821 (E223)
4045 (I223)
Managing a Communication Business12COMM2337City Campus2795 (B223)
2796 (E223)
Game Studies12VART2496City Campus2645 (E214)
4098 (I214)
The Play Society12OART1037City Campus2603 (E214)
3857 (T214)
3995 (I214)
Writing for Videogames12COMM2244City Campus4005 (U214)
Independent Videogames12YesOART1036City Campus2646 (E214)
4099 (I214)
2601 (E214)
3992 (I214)
Art After Videogames12VART2964City Campus2597 (E214)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus3149 (C047)
3150 (E047)
4061 (I047)
Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus3020 (B047)
3145 (E047)
3146 (I047)
Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus2977 (C222)
2978 (E222)
New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2980 (C222)
2981 (E222)
Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus3139 (C221)
3140 (E221)
4075 (I221)
True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus3134 (E221)
4067 (I221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2955 (C257)
2956 (E257)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus3126 (E220)
4062 (I220)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus3101 (E047)
3188 (C047)
3961 (I047)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2931 (C222)
2932 (E222)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus3117 (C222)
3118 (E222)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3057 (E221)
3959 (I221)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus2922 (E221)
3963 (I221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus2924 (E221)
3964 (I221)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2899 (E257)
2900 (C257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2780 (E257)
2798 (C257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2951 (C257)
2953 (E257)
2901 (E257)
2902 (C257)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus3056 (C220)
3956 (I220)
Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus2988 (E220)
4065 (I220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3065 (E220)
3957 (I220)
 

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Program structure enquiries

ENROLMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

All commencing students are encouraged to attend one of the following Enrolment Information Sessions prior to the start of Semester 1, 2016 in order to receive important enrolment information.

 

LOCAL STUDENTS

 

Round 0 (for Deferred, Returning Leave of Absence and Early Round Offers students)

Date: Tuesday 1 December 2015

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Building 9, Level 3, Room 10 (RMIT City Campus)

 

Round 1

Date: Thursday 28 January 2016

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Building 80, Level 4, Room 11 (RMIT City Campus)

 

Round 2

Date: Monday 8 February 2016

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Building 9, Level 3, Room 10 (RMIT City Campus)

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Please ensure that you have registered with RMIT International (International Students only) before attending the Enrolment Information Session. Details on how to register can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/international-guide.

 

International Main Enrolment

Date: Wednesday 17 February 2016

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Building 80, Level 5, Room 12 (RMIT City Campus)

 

International Late Enrolment

Date: Friday 26 February 2016

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Building 9, Level 1, Room 24 (RMIT City Campus)

 

ORIENTATION EVENTS

 

Program Welcome

Date: Monday 22 February 2016

Time: 9:30am

VenueBuilding 9, Level 3, Room 5A & 5B (RMIT City Campus)

 

School Welcome 

Date: Thursday 25 February 2016

Time: 11:00am

Venue: Melbourne City Conference Centre (Main Auditorium)

           333 Swanston Street, Melbourne

 

 

ACADEMIC ADVICE

 

Please contact the relevant year level Academic Advisor as follows:

 

Students who commenced 2015 - Allan Thomas 

Email: allan.thomas@rmit.edu.au

 

Students who commenced 2014 - Dr Seth Keen 

Email: seth.keen@rmit.edu.au

 

Students who commenced 2013 and earlier - Dr Brian Morris

Email: brian.morris@rmit.edu.au 

 

Administration Enquiries:

Program Administration Office
School of Media and Communication
Building 9, Level 5
Tel: +61 3 9925 2417
Email: media@rmit.edu.au

 

Timetabling

The majority of Higher Education programs use the Student Timetabling System (STS). Go to the Student Timetabling System web page to access timetabling information.

If your program is taught by a Vocational Education (VE) school then please go to the Vocational Education timetabling website.

Material fees

Some courses and programs have material fees (fees for field trips, goods or services) associated with them. In most cases these charges are not compulsory, but are levied by the teaching school for materials they purchase on your behalf for use in your studies. Go to the Material Fees web page to check the material fees for your program and courses.

Enrolment

For more information about enrolment at RMIT University, please go to the Enrolment home page.

*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

Policies

For more information about other RMIT University policies, please go to the Policies web site.

Student Electives

Student Electives are a special type of elective only available to Undergraduate students.

Information about Student Elective courses at RMIT is available on the Student Electives web site.

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